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Wat Poramai Yikawat

วัดปรมัยยิกาวาส ตำบลเกาะเกร็ด Amphoe Pak Kret, Chang Wat Nonthaburi 11120, Thailand

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About Wat Poramai Yikawat

Wat Poramai Yikawat on Ko Kret island is an old Mon temple built by immigrants more than 200 years ago. It was initially called Wat Pak Ao and today commonly known as Wat Mon.  King Chulalongkorn renovated the monastery in the dedication to his grandmother and constructed Phra Maha Raman Chedi  to house Buddha relics. The principal Buddha of the monastery is carved with marble in Mon style.


Attractions near Wat Poramai Yikawat

Ko Kret0.89km from Wat Poramai Yikawat

Koh Kret is a small island located in Chao Phraya River in the province of Nonthaburi and is some 2 km long and 1 km wide. It has seven main villages, the largest and most populous being Ban Mon. Of special interest are the riverside houses of a type which has changed little in a hundred years, the river-based lifestyle of the people, the traditional earthenware pottery, and several old Mon style temples, in particular Wat Paramai Yikawat with its adjoining museum.

Maha-Chesadabodindranusorn Bridge6.62km from Wat Poramai Yikawat

Maha Chesadabodindranusorn Bridge is a extradosed bridge in area of Mueang Nonthaburi District in Nonthaburi Province, Thailand, over the Chao Phraya River. The bridge is the first extradosed bridge in Thailand. It is located between Phra Nangklao Bridge and Rama V Bridge, connects Nonthaburi 1 Road, on the east side of the river, and Bang Si Mueang - Wat Bot Don Phrom Road and Ratchaphruek Road, on the west side of the river.

Wat Prasat Nonthaburi9.18km from Wat Poramai Yikawat

Wat Prasat was built during the reign of King Narai the Great . The Ubosot, or Temple hall, boasts sophisticated craftsmanship: the upper part features a divine god riding a mythic bird-beast (a Garuda), and the finial is decorated in the Mon style, with a royal lion featured beside the finial.The reason behind the unusual shape of the building is that the shape easily allows cool air to replace hotter air as it rises.

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA BANGKOK)10.35km from Wat Poramai Yikawat

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Bangkok (MOCA) has one of the most comprehensive collections of modern paintings and sculptures in Thailand. Located in Chatuchak, the 5-storey art museum displays over 800 pieces of art, many of which are owned by its founder, Boonchai Bencharongkul.

Vachirabenjatas Park13.1km from Wat Poramai Yikawat

Wachirabenchathat Park or State Railway Public Park is the name of public park in Chatuchak district, Bangkok, Thailand. It was opened on 28 July 2002 and named by the Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. The park borders on the Queen Sirikit Park and Chatuchak Park, and it is also the largest park of the complex, covering an area of 0.6 square kilometres. It is one of the most popular parks in Bangkok.

Queen Sirikit Park13.4km from Wat Poramai Yikawat

Situated between Kamphaeng Phet 2 Road and Kamphaeng Phet 3 Road, near Chatuchak Weekend Market, Queen Sirikit Park was established on August 12, 1992 to commemorate the 60th birthday anniversary of HM the Queen.  The Park covers an area of 200 rai , and was intended as a plantation following the concept of the diversity of plants in a forest. The park is also designated as one of Thailand’s ideal botanical gardens, where more than 2,000 species of local and foreign plants are preserved.

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Nonthaburi is situated in the bank of the Chao Phraya River, where many orchards and a number of Historical temples are found. Nonthaburi is the most densely populated province after Bangkok.